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April 2010 Blog Posts (9)

Benco Dental Announces Partnership with The Pankey Institute

Benco Dental and The Pankey Institute are pleased to announce a newly

formed alliance to help dentists ac

hieve their goals through continuing

education. The Pankey Institute’s Essentials courses are designed to


dentists articulate their goals and dreams, develop the requisite

skills and be encouraged to pursue their ambitions. The programs also

provide a solid foundation for practicing… Continue

Added by Benco Dental on April 22, 2010 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Benco Dental Partners with ProDrive

Benco Dental is proud to announce a new partnership with ProDrive

Systems, manufacturer of revolutionary triangular bur and upgrade

system. The agreement allows Benco Dental to introduce ProDrive‘s

innovative handpiece and bur products to dentists across the United


ProDrive turbines retrofit into leading brand handpieces and lock with the

ProDrive triangular shank bur to prevent slipping and enable faster,

smoother cutting,… Continue

Added by Benco Dental on April 22, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Refuse to be afraid

A friend of mine shared this from an e-mail she received. I thought it was too good not to pass along...

Tim Wrightman, a former All-American UCLA football player, tells a story about how, as a rookie lineman in the National Football League, he was up against the legendary pass rusher Lawrence Taylor. Taylor was not only physically powerful and uncommonly quick but a master at verbal…


Added by Kevin Henry on April 18, 2010 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

A Web of Marketing

I talk about Web marketing frequently for good reason. It’s been estimated that around 80 percent of consumers look for health-related information on the Web. With more and more of your prospective patients growing up on the Internet, an increasing number of them are throwing out their phone books and reaching for their mouse when shopping for a service.

I realize that a good number of you already have practice websites. However, remember that launching a website is…

Added by Fred Joyal on April 15, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

annoying patients

some of the most annoying patients need the highest level of compassion we can muster. they have usually been traumatized by previous experiences. they will present as hostile or not show up at all. we won't help them by shaming them, but by having clear expectations kindly stated. for more information or discussion, contact me.

Added by elizabeth sciarratta on April 9, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments

Target Your Own Market

I often get questions asking how a practice can target “high-end” patients from a more affluent part of town or adjacent city. While I understand why that would be an attractive prospect for a dental office, it’s ultimately the wrong marketing approach for a couple of different reasons. The first is that so-called upper class patients almost certainly have a dentist already. The other reason, which is actually the more important of the two, is that with few exceptions, most…


Added by Fred Joyal on April 6, 2010 at 4:29pm — 1 Comment

Hi, my name is Kevin and I have sleep apnea

If you read one of my recent posts, you'll see that I recently attended the ATPA meeting in Las Vegas. One of the hot topics at that meeting was sleep apnea and how dentists can play a vital role in diagnosing and their patients' treating sleep apnea. As I attended the meeting and listened to the talks, I was very interested in what was said ... from a personal and professional standpoint. You see, I've had a feeling that sleep apnea was something that affected me ... and now it's not just a… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on April 6, 2010 at 10:31am — 3 Comments

Tax and reform

What are the tax implications of healthcare reform for dentists?…


Added by Darrell Pruitt on April 5, 2010 at 4:33pm — 2 Comments

Does anyone have feedback on (3D Cone Beam Imaging systems for dentistry)

Does anyone have feedback on (3D Cone Beam Imaging systems for dentistry)

Im wondering if anyone is using it yet.

Added by Holly Danna on April 4, 2010 at 9:16pm — 7 Comments

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